LATEST GOSSIP OF BIRMINGHAM SOCIETY
(Contfailed from I'nge Twsnty-ilx.)
ton anrl Mr. Burton O. KillLngsworth of
Alieevllle, announcement, of whose en
gagement was made recently at a beau
tiful party given in honor of the bride
elect by Miss Annie Laurie Fulton. Miss
Praytor is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
H. B. Praytor of Livingston, and one
of tlie most popular young women of
that place. She is also well known if!
Birmingham. She was graduated at the
Central college, Tuscaloosa, and has been
entertained in most of the southern cities.
In Mobile the “Strikers'’ paid her marked
attention, as her grandfather, Col. C. S.
Stewart, was one of their charter mem
bers. She was also a much-feted visitor
to St. Louis shortly afterward.
Mr. Killtngsworth was formerly in bus
iness in this city. He is now cashier
of one of the most progressive bunks
of west Alabama. .
Mr. and Mrs. James Dudley Monroe
announce the engagement of their daugh
ter, Mary Edna, to Mr. Robert M. Mc
Klroy, the wedding to take place Oc
WRITES OF THE MOUNTAINS
Mrs. Charles G. Davis, who, with her
husband and children, is living temporari
ly in Silver Plume, Col., wrote this week
of the beauties of the mountains. She
says, “You should see the mountains here
now—all green and gold. There is what
you call an afterglow for half an hour,
then twilight. An artist would rave over
It and even T, with no artistic sense,
am enthusiastic. We have had a few
snowstorms, one leaving us with an eight
inch reminder, and if the coal strike con
tinues we will wither have to cut wood
or else run away to Denver. My little
boy Is crazy about it here; at present is
digging a tunnel that he says is to be
3000 feet. Anyway, It keeps him happy
and healthy. Dorothy and Eleanor have
gone to Kentucky to school. They were
getting too western and losing their south
ern charm of speech. We are all coming
home for Christmas.” A11 of which will
be interesting to the many friends of
Mr. and Mrs. Davis fFlorrle Roden) here.
SENDS OUT CARDS
Cards have been issued by the Fort
night club to a dance to be given Fri
day evening at Knights of Columbus
hall. The committee in charge includes
Mr. Henry Jungeman, Mr. Edward Ant
wine, Mr. Blakely Mutch and Mr.
Mrs. Tom Pankey will enterta>n the
Present Day club Thursday morning at
11 o'clock at her home, 1321 South
Eleventh avenue. A full attendance is
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The Roman's Missionary society of
the Fountain Heights Methodist church
will meet tomorrow afternoon at 3
o'clock. All finished work for the ba
zar is to be'brought to this meeting.
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The Council of Jewish Women will
meet Thursday afternoon October ft at
3:15 at the home of Dr. New'field. This
is the opening meeting of the council
for the year and it is hoped all mem
bers will bj present. Th® chairmen
of committees will be aeked to report
their plans for the year's work.
After this meeting the sessions will
bo held In the vestry of Temple
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The Benevolent Society of Temple
Emanu-El will meet Tuesday afternoon
at 3:30 o’clock with Mrs. Morris Ad
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hall Benedict of
Memphis are guests of Mr. and Mrs.
W. I>. T* Lewis 1003 Eula street. Mr.
and Mrs. Benedict, the latter formerly
Miss Lurllne Phillips of Memphis, were
married a week ago and are spending a
pnrt of their honeymoon with Mr. and
Mrs. Lewis. ,
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Mrs. I. M. Hubei, who has been visit
ing her daughter, Miss Howard Boob in
Montgomery, has returned home.
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Mrs. S. S. Hoilbron is the guest of
Mrs. Richard H. Fries.
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Mr. and Mrs. William J. Young have
moved into the Perkins Ellis residence,
1015 Hickory Btreet.
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Mrs. George C. Harris, who accom
panied her daughter, Miss Dorsey Har
ris, to Washington, where the latter
entered school, returned home Friday
afternoon after spending several weeks
in Washington and Baltimore.
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Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Alvord have named
their little son Phillip Kearney.
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Mrs. W. H. McClintock left yesterday
for Orange, £. J., to visit her mother.
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i No. 324—Same, but with medium bust-$3.00'
3 No. 326—Low bust, extra-long skirt-$3.00
I No. 356—SELF REDUCING,with improved Auto
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Low bust, extra-long skirt (No. 357 is same
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She was accompanied by her daughter,
Mrs. Charles Bills, and her grand
daughter, little Miss Josephine Ellis.
They will visit New York and other
eastern points before returning home
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Miss Helen McClary is visiting Miss
Algie Ashe’ in Sheffield.
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Airs. 13. L. Stollenwerck who has been
in Virginia for the summer will return
to Birmingham next Friday.
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Airs. Charles AI. Spencer, who has
been with relatives in Milwaukee for
some time is now visiting in Sand
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Air. Crook Whatley and Air. BTank
V. Anderson, Jr., have gone to New
York to spend 10 days.
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Friends of Air. W. T. Simmons will
be glad to know' of a decided improve
ment in his health. He has been ill
-for some time, but Is now able to be
about and has been to town several
times of late.
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Mrs. R. H. Pearson and Mrs. Charles
Tyson Randall will bo among those at
tending the Episcopal convention in
New York. They will leave tomor
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Mr. and Airs. Robert Jemison will go
to New York tomorrow, Mr. Jemison as
a delegate, to the Episcopal conven
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.Miss Alildred Jaffe left yesterday to
enter Bchool in New York.
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Mr. and Airs. Warren L. Kluttz have
named their little daughter, Martha
Jane Kluttz in compliment to Mrs.
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Air. and Airs. E. J. Putzel have named
their little son Edwin Joseph. Put
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Air. Lyman Stribling has returned
home after an extended trip on yie
coast. He spent the greater portion of
the time at Bayou Coden and in Mo
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Mr. and Airs. Warner C. Clisby and
family have taken possession of their
home on the corner of Virginia and
Glen Iris avenue.
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Miss Aleta Sands of Montgomery, sis
ter of the Rev. Father Sands of St.
Paul's church, is the guest of the
Misses Tomerlin at Norwood.
OLD PEAR TREES
Seed From Spain Planted
in California in the
Year of 1791
Three gigantic, luscious-looking, pale
gold-hued pears, floating in a transpar
ent crystalline solution In 'fin art vase
of Venetian glass, attracted the enrap
tumed admiration of a group of eastern
tourists the other day at the headquar
ters of the Oakland Chamber of Com
These pears have a history; they also,
If pears were boastful, could boast of a
family tree of no common age and re
spectability, says the Oakland Tribune.
Away back In the year of our Lord
1791, long befoiy the Gringo came or was
even dreamed of, an exiled son of old
Castile planted an orchard In land now
within the corporate limits of Mission
San Jose. The seed came from the sun
kissed mother country, and took kindly
to the genial California soil. In due time
the tiny trees commenced to hear, a^lrt
In the year 1797 the mission was founded.
The young orchard came into the hands
of the padres, who applied to Its care
and cultivation their knowledge of the
agricultural methods of that period, soon
making the place the garden spot In the
dessolate, unpopulated eastern shore of
San Francisco bay.
Tranquil, prosperous years rolled on.
Orchardist, padres and converts were
gathered to their fathers and others
stepped Into the vacant places and then
came the Gringo and trouble came with
him. In 1847 things were In a bady way.
With the ending of Spanish sovereignty
the missions had entered upon a time or
scarcity, the forerunner of their disso
lution, and the appearance of a new and
comparatively unknown element In the
shape of a constantly Increasing Immigra
tion of Anglo-Americans from the At
lantic shores precipitated an era of dis
content and turmoil which made# Itself
felt even within the tranquil mission pre
Fejrlng for their lives their converts
scattered far and wide and their lands
left uncared for, the padres In charge at
Mlslson San Jose fled for refuge to the
mlslson at Santa Clara. Meanwhile, up
In the snowbound fastnesses of the
Sierra, the members of the 111 fated Con
ner party were enduring the torture of
cold and hunger which form so sad a
chapter In Pacific coast history. One of
the party, Captain Lewis, as soon as It
was possible to force a way through the
snowy barrlqrg of their mountain prison,
'Sffcted a descent to the footlllll region,
and after suffering Incredible pirvatlons
reached the Mission San Jose.
After the flight of the padres, Commo
dore Sloat, In order to protect the mis
sion property from dilapidation at the
hands of marauding pilferers, had placed
a detachment of soldiers in charge un
der the command of a lieutenant. The
soldiers, flmllng that Lewis understood
the care of fruit trees, left him In charge
of the mission orchard and went to re
join their comrades in arms. After a
fow weeks, the turmoil being partially
quieted, the missionaries returned, and
finding the orchard in prime condition
when they had anticipated encountering
nothing but ruin and devastation, ar
ranged terms with J>wls whereby he
was given a three-year lease of the prop
erty excepting the church buildings.
At that time, and for years previously,
trading schooners made occasional calls
at the mission landing, near the site of
the present town of Newark, taking ship
ments of hides, tallow and dried meat
to the Hawaiian Islands and the Mex
ican coast. Lewis, finding himself with
a cast quantity of excellent fruit on
his hands which he could not market
nearer home, conceived -the idea of dry
ing It and sending It to the Islands.
The first cargo established the fame
of California dried fruit in the South
Pacific, and the business soon assumed
what for the time might be culled co
The undent pear trees whlqh yielded
a porlton of Lewis’ first cargo are still
a quarter of life, and from ono of them
were taken the great goldyn pears now
on view at the Chamber of Commerce.
There are three of them, daeh weighing
over two pounds. Some of the tenant
visitors have asked for cuttings from
the venerable trees and hope in the
eastern part uf the country to continue
the sturdy, delicately flavored stock.
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Swallowed His Bullet
Lord Kitchener, one of the most dis
tinguished of the Knights of the Bath
who recently were Installed at Henry
VII’s chapel in Westminster abbey, once
had as narrow an escape of his life
as ever befell a soldier. It was in the
course of the prolonged and fiercely
fought campaign in the Sudan in the
eighties; in the first year of that de
cade, in fact, says Tit-Bits.
There waB a lively skirminsh going on
at a place named Handoub, Just outside
Suakin, when Kitchener, who was then
a rising young officer of engineers, was
shot at by one of the maiidi’s negro sol
diers. The bullet found it mark in the
side of Kitchener’s face at the back of
the cheek. It was a Remington bullet,
and Inflicted a really dreadful wound,
breaking the bone at the base of the
jaw. It took a long time to get the
splinters of bone out, and the doctors
were unable to operate, __ as the bullet
and fragments of hone were too close to
the jugular vein. The ball could not be
located, and the doctors pronounced his
case as hopeless. They said the patient
could not live, and his sister, according
ly, was sent for from England.
The future savior of the Sudan, how
ever, differed from the surgeons, and
steadily refused to believe In their
gloomy prognosis of his case, and, though
he bad to endure a Journey down the
Nile to the hospital at Cairo, confined In
a small cabin In sweltering heat, his thin
muscular physique and iron will power
kept the dreaded fever at bay. The hos
pital doctors also failed to find the bul
let, and came to the conclusion that It
had worked Its way out during the voy
age down the Nile. Kitchener himself
was of the opinion that the bullet had,
by some means, come out, unnoticed by
the surgeons or himself, and gradually
the terrible would healed, and Kitchener
returned to duty.
A year or so after the skirmish at
Hnndoub. Kitchener one day sat down
to dine off a beefsteak which had been
served up by Sergoant Bllton of the hos
pital staff. Suddenly Kitchener clasped
his hand to his jaw.
"Bllton,’’ ho said, "was there a bone
In that steak?”
"No, sir,” replied the sergeant.
"Then that bullet was In my Jaw after
all,” said Kitchener, "and I’ve swallowed
It. for I felt it go down!”
That proved to be the rase, and the
great soldier preserved the flattened plec*
of lead on Ills key chain.
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